Best way and best time to eat dry fruits

Small yet nutritionally dense, dry fruits are a treasure trove of high nutrition. But if consumed at the wrong time, dry fruits can do more damage than good. Read to find the right way.

Small yet nutritionally dense, dry fruits are a treasure trove of high nutrition. They have high amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, calcium, folate, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. It is commonly believed that if consumed at the wrong time, dry fruits can do more damage than good. 

Regular consumption of dry fruits can benefit your immunity. It can protect you from various small and large diseases. Heart problems, diabetes, mental disorders along skin and hair problems can be cured with dry fruits. 

Dry fruits for weight gain 

Almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds.

Dry fruits for weight loss

Apricots, walnuts, raisins, hazelnuts and dates

Best way to eat dry fruits

Early morning is the best way to eat dry fruits. Soak the dry fruits in water overnight and then consume them in the early morning the next day.

How many dry fruits to consume in a day?

Almonds - 4-7 pieces daily Walnuts - 3-4 halves daily Pistachio - 20 grams daily Dates - 1/2 pieces daily Raisins - handful daily Peanuts - 30 grams a day Mixed nuts and dry fruits - 20 - 25 grams a day

Benefits of dry fruits 

Dried fruits like dried pineapple, have a lot of fibre and vitamin C dense packed in small quantities. But such dry fruits of an actual fruit have a lot of added sugar, which is unhealthy for you

Benefits of eating dry fruits in the morning 

Having dry fruits within 15 minutes of waking up helps your body start its metabolism process early. 

Snacking options

For a 5-6 PM snack have a handful of peanuts. If you are craving sugar, add jaggery or gud to peanuts and have a sugary snack for yourself.
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